Emily Tew’s passion for leveraging technology to solve impactful and meaningful problems for mission-driven companies began early.
Beginning with her college years, she heavily utilized statistical programming languages to explore linkages between parent-child relationships. After college, Emily worked as an analyst with the Utah State Board of Education. She learned to rely on technology as the most effective method for uncovering large-scale trends and insights. Emily eventually managed the Data and Statistics department, which was created as a response to an increased need to harness data to facilitate better decision-making.
She feels a deep personal commitment to the mission of her current company, Health Catalyst: to be the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement. At Health Catalyst, Emily has gravitated towards using technology to support such considerable growth goals more quickly and efficiently. She’s aligned the analytics department by creating engineering best practices, policies, and tooling that enable code centralization, version control, and quality tests. Due to those efforts to decrease the development life cycle, Health Catalyst was able to produce several COVID dashboards in a matter of weeks that have been installed in around 19 hospital systems and used over 130,000 times over the past year. Emily also accelerated and expanded advanced analytics offerings within several major business intelligence (BI) tools such as Tableau, Power BI, and Qlik products.
Motivated by her innate curiosity and affinity for continuous learning, Emily has obtained two graduate degrees: a master’s in Child Development from Brigham Young University in 2006 and an Executive MBA from the University of Utah in 2020.
In her free time, she enjoys eating her way through cities, binge-listening to podcasts, and hosting events for friends and family. Her greatest source of joy is her nine-year-old daughter, Kennedy, who loves playing board games and inventing creative new recipes.